6 May - 19 May

Third Nakaiy of Hulhangu
Dark clouds, frequent rains


Weather for Hulhangu season (South-West Monsoon) is firmly settled in this Nakaiy. According to an old Maldivian saying, there will be seven storms in this Nakaiy. Clouds will be dark and rains frequent. It is with this Nakaiy that the stormy days of Hulhangu begins.


Average rainfall for this Nakaiy is 11.9 mm (4.41 inches). Winds are from the West at an average speed of 11 knots per hour (20.37km/hr.) Average sunshine is 97.4 hrs.




Dried leaves of the cleared fields are burnt, the ashes are raked and spread and the fields are sown.


The name given in Maldives to the third Nakaiy of Hulhangu season. According to Hindu astrologers it is the third lunar mansion and is named Krittika. The presiding divinity is Agni. To the Arabs it is the third manzil of the moon and is named Ath-Thuraiya, meaning "the little thick-set group". Sinhala name is Kethi. It is either figured as either a flame or a razor.


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